Design, fabrication and evaluation of a conduction cooled HTS magnet for SMES

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This paper describes design, fabrication, and evaluation of the conduction cooled high temperature superconducting (HTS) magnet for superconducting magnetic energy storage (SMES). The HTS magnet is composed of 22 of double pancake coils made of 4-ply conductors that stacked two Bi-2223 multi-filamentary tapes with the reinforced brass tape. Each double pancake coil consists of two solenoid coils with an inner diameter of 500 mm, an outer diameter of 691 mm, and a height of 10 mm. The aluminum plates of 3 mm thickness were arranged between double pancake coils for the cooling of the heat due to the power dissipation in the coil. The magnet was cooled down to 5.6 K with two stage Gifford McMahon (GM) cryocoolers. The maximum temperature at the HTS magnet in discharging mode rose as the charging current increased. 1 MJ of magnetic energy was successfully stored in the HTS magnet when the charging current reached 360A without quench. In this paper, thermal and electromagnetic behaviors on the conduction cooled HTS magnet for SMES are presented and these results will be utilized in the optimal design and the stability evaluation for conduction cooled HTS magnets. © 2009.




Bae, J. H., Kim, S. H., Kim, H. J., Sohn, M. H., Seong, K. C., & Kim, H. M. (2009). Design, fabrication and evaluation of a conduction cooled HTS magnet for SMES. Physica C: Superconductivity and Its Applications, 469(15–20), 1794–1798.

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